Tuesday, May 25, 2010


We just wanted to thank everyone for following this special blog. Some of PAWS' previous members have decided to pursue other avenues, therefore, we will no longer be posting to this blog.

If you are looking for PAWS' Adoptable dogs, you can view their blog at www.pawofmarion.blogspot.com.

Other members have started another blog of interest: www.woofconnections.blogspot.com (not affliated with PAWS). They too will be working to place homeless pups and would LOVE some volunteers!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Many of you have been asking about Scout's status and we finally have some news to share.

Scout is now back in our rescue after two years and is settling in very well! He is sharing a foster home with many other dogs of all shapes, sizes and sex - and seems to get along with all. Scout also appears to be house trained and a very loving boy.

Below are some new pictures and update from one of Scout's foster moms.

Here are a couple pics of Scout. He is doing great! He even tried to play today.

He enjoys going for walks, he gets scared sometimes at loud noises but other than that he enjoys his walks.

He is getting along well with the 12 adult dogs here. He has not really interacted with the four puppies yet as the pups are outside most of the day.

He is such a sweet dog who just wants to be loved, he loves to give kisses. He will make someone a wonderful companion!

A big "thank you" to Lisa and Leanne for taking this boy in when you are already overflowing with the four legged friends. Thanks also to Bobbie for keeping him safe for the last few years.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Ling Ling on "her" sofa

We love to receive updates on our rescue dogs from their adoptive families! Below is a terrific update on Ling Ling - a Shar Pei mix that was slated for euthanasia at our local shelter over a year ago for "cage aggression."

Ling Ling is now living the life of a queen - and obviously is not a danger to society!

I know you guys are so busy you may not remember a pei mix girl you adopted out a while back.

I just wanted to let you know that she is the best dog anyone could ask for.
She was being housed by a shelter and they were going to euthanize her because of cage aggression. We have yet to see any sign of aggression, I guess she was just terrified.

I have not gotten a chance to thank you for saving her and giving her another chance.

I have had rescue dogs in the past and found that they usually come with problems of some kind that have to be resolved. She has not caused us any trouble at all since she came to our home.

My husband re-named her Chippy. She goes running with him for his ongoing job training as a firefighter all of the time. She plays so well with my 18 month old, they do tug of war. She growls and jumps and makes it look like she is trying so hard but barely pulls and lets him win every time. Her name was his third word.

My niece and nephew dress her up like a doll and she loves the attention. She has trained so easily and can do tons of useful things, like pick up objects and hand them to me.

Ling Ling playing "dress-up"

She has her own giant bed, but uses it for toy storage and refuses to sleep anywhere but HER sofa.

Everywhere we take her people remark on what a good dog she is. They are always surprised to hear she is a shelter dog.

Thank you so much for everything you do, please don't stop saving these awesome dogs like our Chippy!


Thank you Lily for giving Ling Ling (aka "Chippy") a chance at the life she deserves. She looks awfully happy!

Friday, May 7, 2010


Penny, Polly, and Phoebe waiting for the transport

Thursdays are the best days of the week for us - because it is transport day! The day all of our volunteer efforts pay back.

Almost every Thursday we have the honor to bring some of our rescued and rehabilitated dogs to the transport pick up location. From there they spend several hard long days making the trip to rescue groups in New England where there are loving foster and adoptive families waiting to receive our chosen pups!

So many hours and funds are sunk into turning a malnourished, once unloved dog into and adoptable family member. Sometimes it seems to others that we are crazy people working on a task that cannot be completed!

And then comes transport day:) We are reminded that there is a light at the end of the long, dark tunnel - at least for a few lucky pups....

This past Thursday - three Lab mix pups, Penny, Polly & Phoebe, left for their new lives. You can see what gorgeous girls they turned out to be! If it were not for the efforts of PAWS volunteers and foster parents, Lisa and Leanne, the girls would not have survived to see this day. A BIG "thank you" to Uncle Joe for saving these girls from their former life and bringing them to PAWS.

Happy trails girls!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


As some of you know - we have spent a great deal of time begging and pleading for help with Callie and Charlie - two wonderful Chocolate Labs that have been waiting for many many months for a foster home that could take them through Heartworm treatment.

Sometimes it feels like nobody is out there listening - or that the world has become annoyed with our constant begging in the name of the dogs - and then - out of the blue - comes a miracle - that shows that indeed SOMEONE is listening.

The miracle of the moment is that Callie and Charlie have not found a foster home but have found a FOREVER home! With a family that is willing and able to take them through heartworm treatment.

The dynamic duo went to their new home on Saturday. Here is a picture of them enjoying the new digs!

Thank YOU for rescuing them and helping them find a home. We love them! I've got only one picture so far, but I'll send more when they are through their treatments and frolicking outside again. Keep up your great work.

Thank you to Jennifer and Bernard for giving these two pups the life they deserve! And thank you to Terri for being patient and keeping our pups safe.